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Lochlann or Gabriel?

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bigshiplittleboat Mon 02-Dec-19 11:10:06

Humour me - I’m 38 weeks, think I’m in the v early stages of labour and sat at home bored. We are having a girl, who is almost definitely going to be Seren but could be Enid if she doesn’t look like Seren when she comes out. BUT if they’ve got the sex wrong, Lochlann or Gabriel? I know the usual spelling is Lachlan but we are Irish (well, DH and DD and future DD/S are, we live in Ireland but I’m English), we like it as our house overlooks a lough. But I’ve fallen in love with Gabriel now, and it is December! DD is also a Christmas baby with a Christmas name.

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PaddyF0dder Mon 02-Dec-19 11:18:31

Don’t give your kid a wrongly-spelled name. It’s a shite thing to do to them.

shinysinkredemption Mon 02-Dec-19 11:24:11

I prefer Gabriel but both nice; agree that an easier spelling is best but as you're in Ireland that might not apply

bigshiplittleboat Mon 02-Dec-19 11:29:02

hi, spelling is not wrong, just less common than the Scottish one. We are in Ireland so wanted to use Irish spelling

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Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Mon 02-Dec-19 11:31:48

I like Lachlan always shortened to Lachy round here

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 02-Dec-19 11:49:35


TatianaLarina Mon 02-Dec-19 13:42:50

Gabriel Lochlann is fabulous.

Could the girl not be Gabrielle or one of the lovely Irish girls names?

Seren is welsh.

celtiethree Mon 02-Dec-19 13:46:27

Lochlann - great name, also a name in its own right do no worries about the spelling !

lolallday Mon 02-Dec-19 13:54:58

Lachlan (Lachy)

NoSauce Mon 02-Dec-19 14:14:30


Enid is atrocious!

EleanorShellstrop100 Mon 02-Dec-19 14:32:12


Headunderthecovers Mon 02-Dec-19 14:38:52


SchadenfreudePersonified Mon 02-Dec-19 21:21:38


FFS! Enid is bloody AWFUL!

MadeForThis Mon 02-Dec-19 21:35:21

Gabriel. Love Gabrielle too

Thetimetravelerswife Mon 02-Dec-19 22:12:52


FreeButtonBee Mon 02-Dec-19 22:15:05

Gabriel. All the nicknames are awesome too. Including when my almost 2yo demanded to be caked ‘G-man’ all the time 😄

WildCherryBlossom Mon 02-Dec-19 22:17:20

Gabriel. I think it might be "the name that got away" for me.

mineallmine Mon 02-Dec-19 22:17:40

Gabriel is lovely and perfect for a Christmas baby. Of your two girls names, I like Seren. I wouldn't be keen on Enid at all. I'm in Ireland too by the way.

Astronica Mon 02-Dec-19 22:34:17

I much prefer Lochlann. I just can't seem to warm to Gabriel.

Tillygetsit Mon 02-Dec-19 22:49:40

Gabriel is lovely. Enid?! Nooooo!

PotteryWheel Mon 02-Dec-19 22:56:26


Tobermory Mon 02-Dec-19 22:59:08

Seren and Gabriel... fingers crossed that the sonogram gets got it wrong and it’s twins?! 😉

Lots of luck @bigshiplittleboat

HotSince82 Mon 02-Dec-19 23:32:39

Gabriel. Name your son after an archangel.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 02-Dec-19 23:37:18

I hAd a great Aunt by the name of Enid. I quite like it. It’s retro and quite fresh sounding nowadays. I’ve never been a fan of Seren. It’s seems very harsh and unfriendly to me.

123Dancewithme Mon 02-Dec-19 23:39:35


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